Yellow eye and relatively long mouth. The species changes diet with age; juveniles feed on planktonic animals, medium-size fish feed on benthic crustaceans and molluscs, and the larger fish feed almost exclusively on algae.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 9.6-20.1°C
Habitat: Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Large aggregations (200 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney